A 39 year old father of five recognized as, Mr. Olayiwola Stephen, was allegedly
stabbed to death by his friend and co-tenant, Mr. Ibrahim Adetunji, during a quarrel on
New Years Day in Ijegun, a suburb of Lagos.
According to one eyewitness, Mr. Ademola Adegbola, who told the News Agency of
Nigeria in Lagos that the quarrel ensued between the two friends when the victim was
trying to broker peace between Adetunji’s wife and other tenants in the building.
Adetunji allegedly got angry at the way the deceased was addressing his wife when
mediating in the dispute, the eyewitness said.
The eyewitness said that Adetunji, allegedly got angry at the manner the deceased was
addressing his wife when mediating in the dispute. Adding that, the suspect in anger,
used a broken bottle to stab the victim.
The eyewitness said, the incident happened at about noon on January 1 at 66, Lafunke
Meanwhile, another eyewitness, Mr. Sharafa Ogunbisi, has said that Stephen was first
treated at a nearby hospital from where he was referred to the Ayinke Hospital in Ikeja
due to excessive blood loss.
Ogunbisi said that Stephen eventually died on the way to the hospital and his corpse
was deposited at the Isolo General Hospital mortuary.
Meanwhile, the suspect has been detained at the Isheri-Oshun Police Station for
However, the spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Chike Oti,
told NAN that he had yet to be briefed about the incident.